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Sustainable chemical technologies showcase: 6-8 Jul

Our 6th annual Summer Showcase at the University of Bath is now open for registration; taking place from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 July 2015, it will bring researchers and industrial experts together, to discuss the latest developments in sustainable chemical technologies.

Jos Darling on Scrapheap Challenge: Catch up on 4OD

Watch Dr Jos Darling (Mech Eng) on Scrapheap Challenge's mileage marathon episode, which was aired on Quest (freeview channel) on Monday 4 May.

Why young people aren't voting

Ben Bowman, PhD student in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, discusses the difference between abstention and apathy amongst young voters.

Manuchehr Soleimani guest edits Royal Society publication

Dr Manuchehr Soleimani has guest edited the latest Royal Society: Transaction A issue on X-ray tomographic reconstruction for materials science.

Chem Eng student gets call-up for World Uni Games in S Korea

Badminton player Angus Pedersen has capped a memorable first year at the University by being named in the Great Britain squad for the World University Games in South Korea.

Health Research Showcase

Find out how our health research is tackling issues like cancer, pain, diabetes, arthritis & dementia

Three subject areas feature in QS global rankings

Development Studies has been placed within the top 50 in the world, while both Mechanical Engineering and Architecture/Built Environment are ranked in the top 100.

Election video: To vote or not to vote?

Dr Aurélien Mondon (PoLIS) asks 'does abstention mean people aren't interested in politics?'

Launch of Sociology Special Issue 2014

"Sociology Special Issue 2014: Sociology and the Global Economic Crisis" co-edited by Dr Ana C. Dinerstein was launched in a Special Plenary at the British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2015 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Did you hear the one about the...?

On Thursday 30 April, for the first time ever, Bath scientists swapped the labs for a nerve wrecking arena of a stand-up in front of a live audience at a pub.

David Cutts on Radio 4 about Lib Dems' prospects [1:53:35]

Dr David Cutts (PoLIS) talks to Justin Webb for BBC Radio 4's Today programme about the prospects for the Lib Dems in next week's election.

Laurence Hurst - Fellow of Royal Society

Laurence Hurst has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the highest scientific honour in the UK

Repairing & reparations: Buying victims’ silence in DRC?

PhD student Mattia Cacciatori writes for Justice in Conflict about the challenges of providing effective and appropriate reparations from the International Criminal Court.

How our CSCT student won votes from curious schoolchildren

After surviving three eviction rounds, CSCT student James Coombs OBrien bagged the Runners Up title in the Materials zone of 'I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here'

Are these the next generation of British Skeleton stars?

Eight sliders, including one student and one graduate, with dreams of emulating Olympic champions Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold have been named in British Skeleton’s new talent squad.

Next government will need to heed housing effect on economy

Dr Bruce Morley (Economics) writes about the important connection between housing and economic stability.

How trustworthy are Cameron, Miliband & Clegg?

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of our School of Management, has authored three reports on trustworthy leadership and takes us through an assessment of trustworthiness for Cameron, Miliband and Clegg.

Bath performs well in subject rankings in Complete Uni Guide

The University has 15 subjects in the top five which is up from 12 in last year’s guide and our highest number to date.

100 days of a presidential year

Professor Tim Ibell talks about his first 100 days as President of the Institution of Structural Engineers

Check out our forthcoming Public Lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All public lectures are free unless otherwise stated.

Watch: David Cutts talk about Ashcroft polls - BBC Points West

Dr David Cutts talks to BBC 1 Points West on the latest Ashcroft polls and their likely impact on the local election results, in particular in Bristol West.

Cameron's fateful role in rise of 'Surging Sturgeon'

Comments by Professor Charles' Lees (PoLIS) on the increasing popularity of the SNP have been featured in the Daily Mail.

Restoring trust in politics

Dr Bryn Jones (Social & Policy Sciences) explains that voter apathy, Scottish Nationalism, UKIP, the Green surge are all symptoms of mistrust in the political establishment.

Pharmacy postgrad gets a taste of fame

Postgraduate student Annelisa Sadler competed at the FameLab UK national final at the Bloomsbury Theatre London on 22 April.

New project to study the causes of nerve cell damage in Alzheimer's

Dr Julien Licchesi and Dr Rob Williams (Biology & Biochemistry) are welcoming over £25,000 of funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK to probe the biological causes of nerve cell damage in Alzheimer’s disease and illuminate new targets for treatments.

Chemical Engineering holds first ever Research Afternoon

The successful event was organised by staff and postgraduate research students to showcase the wide range of cutting edge research taking place across the Department.

Bath scientists to stand-up for charity

An evening of science fuelled fun with pg students and researchers performing about their research or something fascinating in science.

Cutting through the noise of election campaign: Thu 30 Apr

Finding it hard to separate the spin from the substance in political parties’ intense campaigning efforts? Uni experts are hosting a free event at the Westgate Pub on Thursday 30 April from 5.45pm to help.

Strengthening our links with Mexico

A large delegation of our staff visited Mexico to deepen relationships & explore new opportunites

Student entrepreneurs sample life in Silicon Valley

Three students from the University of Bath have met with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, in a prize trip to San Francisco for student entrepreneurs.

Mech Eng receives Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The Athena SWAN Bronze Award recognises the Department's commitment to advancing women's careers in higher education and research.

PhD student takes part in FameLab UK Grand Final

Second-year CSCT student, Emma Sackville, was one of the “UK’s ten brightest stars” to go head to head at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, to compete for the prestigious title of FameLab UK Champion.

Watch: Graduate interviewed about Trike on BBC1's Countryfile

Tim Morgan, Mechanical Engineering graduate, was interviewed about the Mountain Trike that he designed on Countryfile.

Inaugural lecture - Living with buildings: Wed 29 Apr

Professor Stephen Emmitt will present his inaugural lecture Living with Buildings: The Architecture of Practice this week.

Chris Hotchen wins Uni Sports Personality of the Year

Chris Hotchen topped the members' poll to win the award at the annual ceremony earlier this week

Optimum style for running a marathon

Ahead of this weekend's London Marathon, Dr Polly McGuigan shares some of her findings

Newly Awarded KTP will improve healthcare

The University has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Bray Group Ltd, a company that offer a range of healthcare solutions to improve lives around the world.

Divided we stand: nationalism on the march across Europe

Aurelien Mondon, Lecturer in French & Comparative Politics, writes for the Conversation.

I-SEE & CRiAC - Electric logic & electric love: Tue 28 Apr

A joint seminar about driving sustainable attitudes in the quest for sustainable consumption from the Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I-SEE) with the School of Management's Centre for Research In Advertising & Consumption (CRiAC)

Seminar - art & neuroscience: Fri 24 Apr

This symposium responds to artist Mark Boulos’ work Echo and Antigone and examines how art, neuroscience and theories of embodiment intersect in these work.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership in animation technology

Academics led by Dr Darren Cosker (Computer Science) will work with Imaginarium Studios Ltd to build on their recent successes, like Jungle Book and Fungus the Bogeyman, with innovative software for ‘creature production’.

Breakthrough means bright future for clean hydrogen power

Researchers at our University and Yale University have developed a new material for generating hydrogen from water, ready to use to use as a renewable and carbon neutral fuel.

Radio 4 recognition for our Education researcher

Dr Ceri Brown from our Department of Education was shortlisted for the Radio 4 British Sociological Association Ethnography Award 2015.

Q&As with Steve Egan, our incoming Vice-President

Times Higher Education have published a Q&A article with Steve Egan who starts with us as Vice-President (Implementation) on 1 May

Can Europe deliver a united response to Med disaster?

Ahead of tomorrow's emergency debate by EU members, Emma Carmel (Social & Policy Sciences) discusses the history of the situation and the possible outcomes.

Membrane research grant featured in Water Active publication

Editorial coverage of our 'Immortal Membrane' research grant (Darrell Patterson & Davide Mattia) in the April 2015 issue of Water Active publication.

Bath joins Campaign for Science & Engineering - CaSE

The Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) is the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK, whose mission is to raise the political profile of science and engineering.

Mark Boulos exhibition preview at The Edge: Thu 23 Apr 6pm

Come and see how art, neuroscience and theories of embodiment intersect in ICIA's latest exhibition

Obituary: Professor John Staniforth

We regret to announce the death of Professor John Nicholas Staniforth, former colleague from Pharmacy & Pharmacology, who died on 6 March 2015.

IPR lecture - Economic policy: Mon 27 Apr

Prof Mariana Mazzucato will talk about the relationship between the State & innovation-led growth

Watch: How will UKIP fare in the election?

In our latest election video, polling expert Dr David Cutts looks at the prospects for UKIP & Nigel Farage

A political party is threatening the union – & not the SNP

David Moon, Lecturer in Politics, discusses "the Carlisle principle" in the Conversation.

Chemistry goes hands-on in Hong Kong at Science Alive festival

Members of the Department of Chemistry delivered three days of hands-on activities based around the chemistry of crystals to over 4,000 members of the public, from toddlers to grandparents.

Equality issues at Bath

Colleagues from Bath Spa University joined staff and students on our campus for an informative and thought-provoking day of talks and workshops on equality and diversity issues.

Mediterranean boat disaster - policy responses

EU policy and migration expert, Dr Emma Carmel from our Department for Social & Policy Sciences, writes about the latest developments.

How should public spending be scrutinised?

New research inform policy makers how to maintain public audit quality during spending cuts

Fancy a swim? 50m pool is ready

The newly upgraded swimming pool re-opens to the public at 6am on Wednesday 22 April

Plaid Cymru rejects austerity but policies could cost taxpayers

Chris Martin from the Department of Economics carries out a 'Manifesto Check' for The Conversation.

Elec Eng graduate is runner up for best doctoral thesis

Recent graduate Dr Alex Chartier has been named runner up in the Keith Runcorn Prize for his thesis on Ionospheric Specficiation and Forecasting.

The changing face of the construction industry

Blog features our research into self healing concrete

Mech Eng students awarded prestigious Ford scholarships

First-year Mechanical Engineering students Katherine Newbery and Joe Willey have been awarded Ford Blue Oval Scholarships.

Conservatives take combative approach to the EU

Susan Milner, Reader in European Politics, writes for The Conversation

Offshore exploration in Marine Technology journal (p32)

Acoustic Zoom, a research project in the Department of Physics, has been profiled in Marine Technology Reporter. (The article starts on page 32)

Uni up for two THE Leadership & Management Awards

The University has been shortlisted for two top awards at the upcoming Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards 2015.

CDS @40 - Inequality everywhere... 29 Apr

An event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Centre for Development Studies at Bath by examining insights from our research into the processes through which inequality is widening at the local, national and global levels and how the international development sector must respond if it is to remain relevant beyond 2015.

Launch of Centre for War & Technology

Our new Centre will challenge perceptions & forecast how battle spaces of the future will look

Double grant win for chemical engineering researchers

Professor Tina Düren and Dr Darrell Patterson have each been awarded an Engineering Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to carry out ground-breaking research in metal-organic frameworks and membrane reactors, respectively.

Chemistry Professor wins materials research award

Professor Aron Walsh has been awarded the 2015 EU-40 prize from the European Materials Research Society, which is given to recognise outstanding contributions to materials research by a scientist under 40.

Labour leaves door open to downscale Trident

Simon Smith, Research Associate in our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, writes for The Conversation.

The Happiness - an explosion of joy, grief & confusion: Wed

The Happiness is brand new dance theatre that sweeps its audience into a provocative and entertaining adventure.

Find out how to promote your research with The Conversation

Academics, researchers and PhD students are invited to a short introductory workshop on writing for The Conversation website on at 1:15pm on Monday 20 April.

Looking for a sports buddy? IMML students launch Spuddy app

IMML students Dominic Stevens and Max Pilgrim have launched a new app to help you find a sport buddy

Old commuting habits die hard

Research by Ian Walker and Bas Verplanken into the influence of habit on commuting behavior is reported by the Association for Psychological Science

Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases awards Research Fellowship to investigate juvenile arthritis

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) has awarded Dr Sarah Tansley of the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) a two year BIRD Fellowship in our Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology to explore Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), with the aim of identifying which patients are most at risk of developing chronic eye inflammation which can lead to reduced vision.

Public lecture: How cancer treatment can be personalised

Professor Gordon McVie, former Director General of Cancer Research UK, launched a new free public lecture series at the University of Bath this week explaining the science behind developing new cancer treatments to a non-specialist audience.

Could the Le Pen family feud be a cunning political ploy?

Aurelien Mondon, Lecturer in French Politics, writes for The Conversation.

What's the evidence for talent management?

Examining the evidence behind HR fads, buzzwords and obsessions, Rob Briner puts talent management under the microscope in HR Magazine.

Great symposium on fuels & chemicals from renewable feedstocks

A recent Renewable Feedstocks symposium provided an outstanding programme covering areas such as biotechnology, catalysis and process engineering, complemented by a poster session and a lively wine reception.

Science Café: - Bath trams – clearing the air? Mon 13 Apr

With Professor Lewis Lesley Retired Professor of Transport Science and Technical Director Tram Power Ltd

Organic semiconductors will create cheaper, greener devices

Research into organic semiconductors could lead to more efficient LED TVs and flexible solar cells that are cheaper to make and take less energy to produce according to our researchers.

International award for first Human-Robot interaction paper

Researchers in the Department of Psychology CREATE laboratory have been awarded best paper for enabling experimental studies at the 2015 International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015), held in Portland Oregon.

Two new Fellows of Faculty of Royal Pharmaceutical Society

We are delighted to announce that two members of academic staff, Professor Marjorie Weiss and Dr Denise Taylor, have been awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

I-SEE seminar - Ideas for a new political economy: Tue 14 Apr

Presented by Professor Malcolm McIntosh, Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Suspected war criminals continue to act with impunity

Brett Edwards and Mattia Cacciatori (PoLIS) write for The Conversation.

Asel Sartbaeva featured on UN Women website

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from our Department of Chemistry is one of the first internationally recognized female scientists from Central Asia.

Upgrading the Sports Training Village - update

Work to modernise and upgrade the changing room environment across the Sports Training Village, as well as revamp the Physio and Sport Science Centre reception areas, is getting under way.

'App Factory' aims to enhance student learning

Our Learning Technologist Keith Brown is developing the 'App Factory', a new way for students to engage with learning using self-made smartphone apps.

Ocean ‘dead zones’ spread – spelling disaster for fish

Lee Bryant, Prize Fellow in Water Engineering, writes for The Conversation.

Bath student experience is best in UK

We have been ranked as the UK's number one university in the new THE Student Experience Survey

The power of local campaigning

Does local campaigning really matter against the backdrop of what's happening nationally?

New technology could speed up life-saving drug discoveries

A team of researchers from our University has developed a revolutionary new microchip device that will lead to a faster and more cost effective way of discovering new life-saving drugs.

Faculty welcomes prospective students to PG Open Day

The Faculty of Engineering & Design welcomed over 25 prospective students to our second Postgraduate Open Day.

Student performances at The Edge

There are two upcoming student shows at the Edge. Don't miss out on a ticket.